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  • Short Summary

    Motorcycle trials in the Gloucestershire countryside.

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    Motorcycle Trials - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

    This is not actually a race though the cycles have number cards on them. Men riding motorcycles on unpaved rural roads. The bikes are not seen en masse but 1 or 2 at a time; riding past. Some w/ sidecars; including an unusual vehicle w/ a front like a car - it seems to be a car as it approaches; but then the side view shows that it is actually a motorcycle w/ sidecar.

    As they ride up & down hills; round curves; through huge puddles; etc. there are pairs of men stationed at various points along the route; observing & taking notes. Aside from the motorbikes themselves the other point of interest is the location - this could almost be filed under scenic.

    American cataloguer notes: 'This Gloucestershire countryside with its old stone walls and farm outbuildings is the idyllic bucolic setting.'

    Farming; agriculture.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:57:00 / 01:59:46:00
    ON 314 F

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